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Thanksgiving suggestions?

MsMaryMc Nov 1, 2011 05:38 PM

We were planning to spend Thanksgiving at home in Seattle, but some family stuff has come up, and it looks like we may be in Portland for the holiday after all. We'll be looking for a place to have Thanksgiving dinner for four adults, with a few special needs:

* Not everybody in the party is especially adventurous, so we're looking for a place where traditional Thanksgiving fare is at least among the options. Middle-of-the-road crowd-pleasers are fair game (we would do Salty's if their Thanksgiving meal wasn't a buffet), as long as the food is reasonably good.

* We'll have a family member with us who is elderly and may not be very mobile, so a buffet is probably not a good idea.

* For the same reason, parking and access will need to be minimally challenging (he does have a disabled parking permit, but that often only guarantees you a barrier-free route for wheelchair--ideally, we'd like a relatively short distance from car to table for someone who walks, but with considerable difficulty).

* We'd prefer nice-but-not-over-the-top, if that makes sense. We can't do ultra-high end (if you know Seattle, think Canlis--Portland's equivalent to that is not really an option), but we're not looking for a Shari's, either. In the range of $40 or $50-ish per person, say, not including alcohol?

I know that a lot of popular places are already booking up, so any suggestions you can offer that we can reserve soon will be greatly appreciated.